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Part of the renowned Al Futtaim Education Foundation family of schools, Universal American School is operated as a not-for-profit co-educational school for students aged from 3 to 18 years, set on a 75,000 sq metre state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Al Badia, Dubai Festival City. An initiative of the Al Futtaim family, the Al Futtaim Education Foundation (AFEF) was created to support the vision of the Government of Dubai and the KHDA. UAS is known for its progressive and personalized American and IB curriculum.

Through our multiple curriculum and variety of educational pathways, we encourage creative and critical thinking alongside stimulating and meaningful experiences, leading to fun, wonder and achievement. Our curriculum celebrates the diversity within our community and equips learners with the skills and attributes required to become active citizens in our international community and beyond.

The wellbeing of our children and staff are paramount in all that we do, and we place great emphasis on building high quality personal and social skills, which have a positive impact on achievement and attitudes to learning. This is supported by an extensive range of extra curricula and Enrichment activities including sports, cultural and performing arts as well as access to holiday programmes, residential camps, and cultural activities.

Universal American School is a special place to learn and we welcome you to join the school and become part of our learning community.

When you choose Universal American School education you are choosing an education that develops and builds confidence in students that know who they are and are capable of building and defending their point of view. Strong in their own identity our students are ready to interrogate new knowledge while being strong members and leaders of teams and their wider community.

Universal American School combines the rigor of AERO standards with the breadth and creativity of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme offering students the opportunity to build their own High School pathway through the IB Diploma Programme, Advancement Placement (AP), or American Diploma developing and offering opportunities for all of our learners. These pathways mixed with the depth and scale of our facilities and staffing enables students to be prepared to excel in the next step in their learning journey.


Welcome to Universal American School, an American community school for Dubai Festival City where children and their education are at the heart of all we do.

It is a privilege to be the Director of Universal American School leading alongside an outstanding team of professionals. Our aim is to provide your child with the attention and opportunities they require to do as well as they are able. Children and young people are the reason we come together as a learning community and will always be the key focus for any decision we make.

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